My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

The Trials of Training ...? (Part 2) I might quite like to sit actually ...!

Part Two of
Our journey with

A few weeks ago, we shared the beginning of our Pourty journey with you, which can be found HERE. Since then, I have been getting to grips with this new potty, and I have to quietly admit ... I quite like it! Ok, so I don't sit on it every day, only when I feel like it really, but it's a start! Mummy and daddy have taken lots of the tips that were left on the competition post and tried them out, and they're really good! This is how Part 2 of our journey began .....

My Fudgy Bear is learning to use my Pourty Potty too!
I decided that I didn't want to be the only one in our house learning to use the new Pourty, so I invited my best friend, Fudgy Bear, to join me. He likes to sit on the Pourty, and he likes it when I help him. He sits there while we play together, and mummy makes sure I always tell him he's been a very good boy when he sits nicely! Every time mummy and daddy change my nappy, they ask me if I would like to sit on my Pourty Potty for a while. Sometimes I say no, but sometimes they manage to convince me that it would be a good idea. At the moment, I really am not a fan of having my nappy changed, and daddy tells me if I start to use my potty, then they won't have to change my nappy any more. This sounds like a good idea to me!

The other day, I decided I would like to sit on my Pourty for a while. Mummy enlisted the help of some secret weapons .....

Pots, pans and pasta! The ultimate weapons, apparently!
Mummy sat with me and we played with lots of dry pasta, some pots and pans and my tea set. I busied myself, moving the pasta bows from the pot to the cup, from the cup to the pot and occasionally trying to eat them! Pasta is my favourite, but this pasta tasted different. It was a bit more crunchy than it normally is!

I touched the pasta, smelt the pasta, even kissed the pasta, but it was definitely different!!
I sat for quite a while, but the Pourty Potty was still empty! I must say though, I was very comfortable! My old potty used to be quite uncomfortable, so I didn't like sitting on it. My Pourty is shaped just right so that my bottom fits perfectly and I felt I could sit on it for ages!!

I think mummy and daddy wanted me to have a wee, so they brought out secret weapon #2! This was two plastic jugs, one of which was filled with water. Now this was going to be fun!!!

The sound of trickling water just has to work ... surely ...??
I poured the water from one jug to the other, being careful not to tip it all over the floor! I love playing with water! And yes, I was STILL sitting! And happily too! I poured the water into the pot and stirred the crunchy pasta round and round, watching the water turn really cloudy.

I found the pasta, mummy!!! But still no wee ...
I played like this for ages, and not once did I think of allowing my bottom to leave the potty. Ok, so the occasional piece of pasta dropped into the Pourty, and for some reason, mummy cringed every time I dipped my hand straight in to pick it out, but I was happy. I liked having the company whilst I was sitting there playing!

... Very happy!
In between me spilling water on the floor, dropping pasta into the potty and trying to persuade mummy to taste some of the lovely pasta I had made for her (which was now rather slimy and soggy!!), I knew I was meant to be achieving something on the Pourty. Mummy and daddy were both there - eagerly waiting for 'something' to happen. But they didn't push for it. I think mummy was having too much fun getting covered in water and slimy pasta! I know I was!!

Look at the slimy pasta I made! Want some ...?!
Well, 57 minutes I sat on the Pourty this time. 57 minutes and not even a dribble!!! (Teee Heee!) Mummy said if she'd allowed me to run around without a nappy on for 57 minutes, she would have had to follow me around, mopping up several mishaps! I don't know what she means, but I know we had fun. I think we'll be doing it again very soon. 

We all learnt that having the fun things to play with and the company to interact with made a big difference to our progress today. I was comfortable and was having fun. Mummy and daddy were so pleased with me when we were tidying up (and very quickly putting my nappy on - 57 minutes without a wee was a long time, and they knew me too well!) The best bit about the whole hour was the HUGE cuddles I got from mummy!

... and Fudgy Bear, of course!
I think I'll be giving this 'potty training' thing more of a chance now. But I won't be rushed, and mummy & daddy know that. I'm lucky they have so much patience!! 


  1. Bless her, she looks comfy anyway!

  2. She certainly was! She's getting there ... in her own time ;) xx